Seismic activity

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hit near the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G.

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.8 hit near the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G. at 16:19 UTC on February 8, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 33.0 km...

February 08, 2016

Destructive M6.7 earthquake hit southern Taiwan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the CENC as M6.7 hit southern Taiwan at 19:57 UTC on February 5, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 23 km (14.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth...

February 05, 2016

Strong and deep M6.6 earthquake hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and deep earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M6.6 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 19:00 UTC on February 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 366 km (227 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 382 km (237 miles)....

February 01, 2016

Very shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

A very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Balleny Islands region, Antarctica at 17:39 UTC on January 31, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). According to the USGS, the...

January 31, 2016

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hit Kamchatka, Russia

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 03:25 UTC on January 30, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 161 km (100 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 158 km. CENC is reporting M7.0 at the same depth. According to...

January 30, 2016

Very shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Morocco

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.2 hit near the coast of Morocco at 04:22 UTC on January 25, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (62 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at the same depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

January 25, 2016

Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near Anchor Point, Alaska, US

A very strong earthquake, registered by the USGS as M7.1, hit near Anchor Point, Alaska, US at 10:27 UTC on January 24, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 127.8 km (79.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS,...

January 24, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake registered off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.6 by the USGS hit off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico at 18:06 UTC on January 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the...

January 21, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Qinghai, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.4 hit Qinghai, China at 17:13 UTC on January 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9, EMSC M6.2 at the same depth. According to...

January 20, 2016

Very shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

A very shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit south of Fiji at 18:24 UTC on January 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 14.8 km (9.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

January 18, 2016

Strong M6.7 earthquake hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by JMA as M6.7 hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 03:25 UTC on January 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 51.4 km (31.9 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

January 14, 2016

Very deep M6.1 earthquake hits Bolivia

A strong and very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Bolivia at 03:25 UTC on January 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 582.4 km (361.9 miles). The epicenter was located 7 km (4 miles) WSW of Charagua, 34 km (21 miles) NE of Camiri, 159 km...

January 14, 2016

Strong and deep M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by JMA as M6.0 at a depth of 260 km (161 miles) hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 17:08 UTC on January 11, 2016. USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 236.1 km (146.7 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 75 km...

January 11, 2016

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Talaud Islands, Indonesia

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.8 hit off the coast of Talaud Islands, Indonesia at 16:38 UTC on January 11, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 29 km (18 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 20.8 km (12.9...

January 11, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by India's Meteorological Department as M6.7 at a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles) hit very populated India-Myanmar border region at 23:05 UTC on January 3, 2016. The agency said the epicenter was in Tamenglong region of...

January 04, 2016

Very deep M6.4 earthquake hits northeast China

A very deep and strong earthquake registered by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.4 hit Mudanjiang city of northeast China's Heilongjiang province at 04:22 UTC on January 2, 2015. CENC is reporting a depth of 580 km (360 miles). USGS is reporting...

January 02, 2016

Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake registered by Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) as M6.9 at a depth of 197 km (122 miles) hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region at 19:14 UTC on December 25, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 203 km (126 miles)....

December 25, 2015

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 02:10 UTC on December 19, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 128km (80mi) N of Isangel and 135km (84mi) ESE of Port-Vila,...

December 19, 2015

M6.4 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico

A strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of M6.4 (USGS) hit Chiapas, Mexico at 19:49 UTC on December 17, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 96.9 km (60.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 120 km (74.5 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

December 17, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits Banda Sea, Indonesia

A very strong and shallow earthquake M7.1 (Geoscience Australia) was registered in the Banda Sea, Indonesia at 10:21 UTC on December 9, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 33.9 km (21 miles). EMSC is...

December 09, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.2 earthquake hits Tajikistan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M7.2 hit sparsely populated mountainous area of Tajikistan at 07:50 UTC on December 7, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 28.7 km (17.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 30 km (18.64 miles)....

December 07, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.1 quake hits Southeast Indian Ridge

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M7.1 by USGS hit Southeast Indian Ridge at 22:24 UTC on December 4, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is also reporting M7.1 at a depth of 10 km. Australia Geoscience is reporting M7.2...

December 04, 2015

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Antofagasta, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.2 by CSN Chile hit near the coast of Antofagasta, Chile at 21:00 UTC on November 27, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 37.5 km (23.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 28.9 km (18 miles). According to...

November 27, 2015

Two powerful M7.6 earthquakes hit Peru-Brazil border region

Two very strong and deep, M7.6 earthquakes (USGS) hit sparsely populated Peru-Brazil border region at 22:45 and 22:50 UTC on November 24, 2015. The agency is reporting depths of 600.6 km (373 miles) and 611.7 km (380 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 593...

November 24, 2015

Famous Egremni Beach in Greece completely wipped away by a series of large landslides

A series of large landslides, triggered by the strong earthquake that hit near the west coast of Greece on November 17, 2015, caused one of the world's most beautiful beaches, on the island of Lefkada, to perish. In bad geological news, Egremni beach basically...

November 23, 2015

M6.1 earthquake hits Tanimbar Islands region, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered as M6.1 (USGS) hit Tanimbar Islands region, Banda Sea, Indonesia at 09:06 UTC on November 21, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 67.3 km (41.8 mi). Geoscience Australia is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the...

November 21, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.1 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 18:31 UTC on November 18, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 3 km (1.9 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10.8 km (6.7 miles). ...

November 18, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the west coast of Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by EMSC as M6.5 hit near the west coast of Greece at 07:10 UTC on November 17, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 mile). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 11.1 km (6.9 miles). According to the USGS,...

November 17, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake triggers tsunami advisories, southwestern Japan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M7.0 by JMA hit off the coast of Kyushu, Japan at 20:51 UTC on November 13, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of about 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS,...

November 13, 2015

Two very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquakes hit off the coast of Chile

Two very strong and shallow earthquakes measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Chile at 01:54 and 02:46 UTC on November 11, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) for the both quakes. CSN Chile is reporting the same magnitudes, but at...

November 11, 2015

Shallow M6.2 earthquake registered near Atka, Aleutian Islands

A shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.2 hit near Atka, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 16:03 UTC on November 9, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, epicenter was located 93 km (58 miles) ESE of Atka, Alaska and 1 548...

November 09, 2015

Series of earthquakes hit Sumatra prompting fears of possible tsunamis, Indonesia

A series of earthquakes has been recorded along the Indonesian island of Sumatra on November 8, 2015 prompting fears of possible tsunamis in the region. The strongest so far measured M6.4 on the Richter scale as registered by the USGS. The first earthquake,...

November 08, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits central Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.8 hit central Chile at 07:31 UTC on November 7, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.6 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 47.8 km (29.7 miles). According to the USGS, epicenter...

November 07, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia

Strong and very shallow earthquake measured as M6.6 by Geoscience Australia hit Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia (near East Timor). The agency is reporting a very shallow depth of 3 km (1.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 14.3 km (8.9 miles). According to the...

November 04, 2015

Swarm of earthquakes registered near central Oregon volcanic complex

Beginning on October 22, 2015, a swarm of mostly small earthquakes occurred about 10 km (6 miles) NW of the towns of Crescent and Gilchrist, Oregon. Through the morning of October 23, the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) located 29 events, and a number of...

October 26, 2015